Data Centre Jobs | Telehouse

Legal and Contracts Manager

Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits (travel allowance, bonus scheme, pension, health insurance)
Location: London
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Asap
Job Overview:
 This role will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high level legal advice and guidance is provided to engender a culture of partnership between the legal team and the business, whereby the legal team is commercially focused and is regarded as a trusted adviser, providing pragmatic and commercially astute solutions to enable business plans to be compliant and to develop a culture where risk is understood.

Job Purpose:
  • To generally protect the Telehouse and KDDI group’s legal rights and interests
  • To negotiate and create agreement with external parties (mainly suppliers/business partners and customers).
  • To ensure that the life cycle of a contract (from creation, maintenance, renewal through to termination) is managed in a timely manner and in compliance with the Company’s governance
  • To keep the Company legally secured and compliant with laws, regulations and the industry business standards such as ISO
  • To conduct company secretarial works in conjunction with the General Affairs Director
  • To advise and liaise with internal departments across the Company in any legal and contractual aspects.
  • To be responsible for Company Secretarial work, and ensure that the company is managed in alignment with the Article of Associations
  • Ensure that relationships with the Company’s shareholders or subsidiaries are well managed so that any interests or rights are not damaged

Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensure that the Company’s and KDDI Group’s intellectual rights and properties are protected
  • Give legal advice to any department if required on such matters as (but not limited to) commercial law issues, non-disclosure agreement, intellectual property rights etc.
  • Instruct and liaise with external lawyers where necessary
  • Take initiative or raise alert to the business in order to prevent any breach of law, regulation and business standard
  • Advising on and implementing risk management policy, assessing risks and assisting internal clients in avoiding undesirable legal consequences

Essential Requirements:
  • Educated to Degree level/holds an English legal qualification
  • At least 5 years previous experience of contracts drafting, administration, review and negotiation
  • Knowledge of contract law, intellectual property and general commercial law ideally with in-house experience in a similar business environment
  • Good knowledge on the construction ,renovation, facility management, property management and project management industry and their practice
  • Commercially astute
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Word
  • General knowledge of government laws and regulations surrounding the Company business
  • Experience of previously managing and developing team members
  • Experience of Stakeholder Management

Essential Personal Attributes:
  • Logical and principled thinking
  • Accurate and methodical
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer oriented and a can do mind set
  • Able to build trust, act with integrity and be relied upon
  • A mature attitude, considered individual with a strong commercial approach
  • Collaborative approach
  • A powerful influencer, being assertive and tenacious when needed
  • Able to challenge the status quo
  • Focussed  on continuous improvement 
  • Self-motivated
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills

How To Apply
To be considered for this position, please apply online attaching your CV and Covering Letter. Alternatively, send your CV and Covering Letter to